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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ July, 2016
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill BUTLER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy OATES ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) By gingo, it are the 1th of July! That means there is a younger Bomber of my recent acquaintance having a birthday today. A few years ago there may have been a movement to make his life story into a mo'om picur staring some one like Tom Clooney or George Cruise. The "Boss" was going to do the title song: "Born on the First of July". Unfortunately funding fell through when "Tooter" ('65) decided he need a framis rod for one of his cars. Such is life. So, on that happy note, I'll tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to George "Pappy" SWAN ('59). Hope that he and his dogs don't get too much heat. Remember, stay cool and drink plenty of fluids. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for a pleasant day on the 4th. And Silverton is gearing up for the Homer Davenport Family Festival ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Zooooooooooooooooooooooooom Birthdays up to say 21, especially 16th and 21st; Christmas; Halloween; these are things that take years to arrive even when they are only days away... yet try going to Richland for your yearly visit and whooooooosh... the time between the flight in and the flight out is measured in hours... I got in Thursday and looked so forward to spending lots and lots of time with everyone during the CDNs (Cool Desert Nights) weekend... ha... fat chance... some people I saw once, some not at all... now I understand that I'm on the downhill slope of this thing called life... but dang... gimmeabreak! I always look forward to an afternoon with the ADAIRs ('65-'67/'69) no way Josey... what afternoon... now some kids I saw once and some even more... but my time with Jack GARDINER ('61) was a quick "say man" anda hug at Spuddies... that's just way too fast... next thing I knew I was onna plane back to hotsville! I called my congressman and he said quote "I'd like ta help ya son but yer way too old for me ta worry boutcher vote"... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh, then when I got home I realized I'd missed Peg SHEERAN ('63) and Diane MURPHY's b-days [both on 6/23] in my excitement to leave for Richland... well, today I am remembering to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Richard ANDERSON ('60) and Jill BUTLER ('63) on your special day, July 1, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: birthday wishes Here's to a great birthday Pappy SWAN ('59) on 1July2016. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from hot Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff today: Mary TRIEM ('47), Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David SHERRARD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Donogh (Adopted '71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To all Bombers who remember our history: Politically correct is shameful - what transpired during our lives, good or bad, DID happen and no "do-gooder" can change that. The airplane named the "Day's Pay" was a war effort contribution made by our parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. What I can't understand is why in the "H" this issue keeps coming up? Maybe Davy Crockett, the Twin Towers, the Alamo, Gettysburg, etc., etc. should be corrected, as well? Old age hasn't dimmed MY pride in the Bombers. Will have to admit, though, that when the cloud became the symbol rather than the bomb, it was an adjustment BUT the underlining meaning was there. When my grandkids were in RHS the same issue reared its ugly head. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) Your books look very interesting! And your bully-ing poem is great! I think we need to get it "out there". I usually delete Sandstorms after I've read them, but I'm going to keep this one for future reference. To: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) Haha... the only Freddies I know is Fred Meyer. But I'm old--- and I've been known to forget things from the distant and not- so-distant past! It is not important to younger people, but not knowing Richland High School was Columbia High School is almost as bad as the on-going attempt by "some people" (unknown to me) who insist on trying to change the reality of our Bomber Mascot. IT WAS THE BOMB. WE WERE HERE. It was never the airplane. Sometimes "political correctness" is an attempt to change facts. These days of wanton wars, I can understand it... to a degree. Students should be taught the truth about our Mascot and the role the Bomb played in ending WW2. (OR, if it wasn't the deciding factor, we should be told that it wasn't.) Makes me wonder what is being taught in school, these days! Lots of fallacies, I bet. And not just here. So much of our national history has been juggled and hidden and outright lied about. Sad, I think. I'm always saddened when I see obits of our younger Bombers... -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in cool, windy, rainy Anchorage, where I can still work up a sweat working in the yard. Highs have been in the 60s lately, a far cry from the 90s and 100s in Richland, yet the sun feels plenty hot. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Reflections on 75 trips around the sun, ridin' on the 3rd rock Hi Folks! Thanks to all of you who sent Birthday greetings reminding me of what an old fart I have become as of 1 July 2016. Bein' a wee bit of an Irishman, I shoulda been a firecracker, but I guess "me sainted mither" just couldn't wait untill the 4th. After a good night's sleep, I rose early this morning and have been enjoying my B-Day, just "futzing and puttering about" for a change. My wife had had a stroke about a year and a half ago and with her being diebetic (among a few other maladies) I usually prepare meals that are good for her condition, and I eat the same. That along with my higher activity level due to my duties as "Chief Camp Cook, Bottle washer, a Georgie Homemaker or "Domestic God", Yard Keeper Upper (none of which I am very good at), etc.," all contribute to my gradually wasting away to a mere shadow of my former short, but rotund self. I am the "Incredible Shrinking Senior Citizen" you know, having graduated from Ol' Col High (last century) at the astounding height of 5' 9 and 1/2" (As a short dude, every fraction counts), but now I am desperately hanging on to 5' 7", but the good news is that I weigh much less than I did a year ago. So, even though shorter, I am beginning to look thinner... I think. In observance of my finally reaching three quarters of a century old and still riding high from my best long-time friend Billy BYRD's ('59) and my encore performance for fishing in Montana, I shall ask you to indulge us with a few of our "hero shots" in "Big Sky" country. This is an adaptation of the write up that I did for some of my old Marine buddies. Pappy ************************************************************ On the June 15, I drove to Missoula, MT for three days of floating rivers and fly fishing with my friend (Bill BYRD) that I have known since 7th Grade, when about 12 years old. Lordy, that seems like such a long time ago! Our lady friend (Marti) from Paradise, MT (about 70 miles north of Missoula), a life-long friend of Jeanne's, my commanding officer, 'er wife, came to stay with her for a week while I got away for the first time in many months. Bill and I floated the Blackfoot and Lower Clark Fork Rivers with our favorite guide, Mark Elliot of Blackfoot River Outfitters (BRO) out of Missoula and caught so many humongous trout that I lost count by the end of the first day (all catch and release). After that, Bill and I went to Marti's house and stayed two nights where we did a bit more fly fishing for trout from shore on the Lower Clark Fork River at the mouth of the St. Regis River. I cooked some Walleye Pike fillets (that my neighbor, Bruce Hewitt (a local Tri-Cities fishing guide) had given to me, for dinner one night. And then, we finished out our last day with gear fishing (spinning gear, throwing "Storm Wild Eye Live Pike soft bait lures" they look like baby pike - they eat their own!) for Northern Pike with another Montana friend, Jimmy Beech, using our little pontoon boats on Dog Lake (aka Rainbow Lake) on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The three of us caught a total of 50-60 Pike, but would you believe that "only one" was a keeper. They have to be 18 inches or over, but all seemed to average about 17.5 inches, except for one that Jimmy caught (about 23 inches). It's hard to accept that a 17.5 inch fish is "SMALL!" Bill found these lures at the Missoula Sportsman's Warehouse, prior to my arrival, so we bought a couple of packs of them along with some other stuff that did not work as well. Re: Storm Wild Eye Live Pike | Sportsman's Warehouse A few days later, Jimmy called and said that he and his granddaughter had caught four Pike on the same lures (same lake). Their fish ranged from just legal to 28 inches, and no one else on the lake caught any. We have heard reports of Northern Pike around 8 lb, and 4 feet long or better coming out of that lake, so there is always hope. ******************************************************** It was an exhausting but absolutely fantastically fun trip. The weather ranged from hot, bright, sunny days to an afternoon of Hurricane winds and Typhoon rain. On the way home on 21 June, my muffler fell off of "Rowdy" my little 1990 Ranger pickup, but I tied it up with a piece of rope and enthusiastically resumed my homeward bound, noisy journey, with great enthusiasm! Rowdy sounded like a diminutive Sherman Tank, but it was all freeway, and the roar of an un-muffled exhaust system fit my mood with excellence, as I flew along with the windows down, lost in a fantasy of limping back the carrier in a shot up WW II Hellcat. The good news is that originally, Jeanne was not very enthusiastic about me being gone for a week, nor was she very enthused about anyone coming to visit her. However, she and Marti ended up having such a good time that "they" suggested that "we" all, do it again this Fall and again next Spring. My jaw hit the floor, but I thought to myself, "Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah... there truly must be a God!" So today, I ordered a newer pontoon boat! It was truly an "Old Fart's" fishing trip. Bill BYRD is 75 already and I will hit the "Three-quarters of a century" mark on July 1 (I wrote this a few days ago). "Holy Moley!" And, I never expected to live past thirty-something! Bill and I have become more wobbly than we care to admit, especially when wallowing in and out of the guide's inflatable river raft, and attempting to negotiate slick river rocks. But, I still have a little of that old Marine "Get 'er done" moxie. That was evidenced on the last day of our three days with the Guide, when I endured a case of the Montana version of "Montezuma's Revenge" (I think because I drank the Missoula tap water). I forgot the old saying, "Dooon't Dreenk thee watair!" Man, I was looking for a bush (I didn't care if it was big or small, just a bush) about every hour, all day... eventually, I didn't even care if there were any bushes." "Just praise the Lord and pass the toilet paper (forget the ammunition)!." But, I hung in there and caught another whole bunch of big trout, The good news is that I came home weighing the same as I left. I have dropped about 40 pounds in the past year, and am hoping to shuck another 20 before I settle out. Then, I'll be back to my old Marine fighting weight, and hopefully have a little more springy bounce in my steps. I'll get that big Brown Trout and a bigger Pike... next time! Stay thirsty (for fishing) my friends! Most all of us can now replace the "Most interesting Man in the world" since he blasted off into outer space and is no more! Pappy The Happy Fisherman (As Jesus said to Peter, "Cast on the other side of the boat." So, I did ... and Hallelujah! -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Beautiful Downtown Burbank, WA where the sun also shines and it is hotter than I or my two dogs, Bella and M'ea (my Bella/M'ea collectively speaking) or Corporal Freddy, my "yeller cat" (yeller in both senses) care for. But, it beats the flooding, burning, sliding, etc. of elsewhere. God Bless America, Go Bombers, and get back with the program... Mariners! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: Class of '64 - 70th birthday party The best place to be on August 27th is the Community Center in Howard Amon Park. We will be celebrating our birthday party in style with our classmates from 1964. We have eight more people who have sent in their registration for the best birthday party ever. They are: Carla BOSHER, Teresa DeVINE, Aaron HOLLOWAY, Terry JONES, Karma KING, Mary MASSEY, Kenny PETERSON and Gail PLEE. Dinner will be catered by Country Gentleman and there will be a no host bar. Dance like it is 1964 to Rocko Bondo, who will be back to DJ for us. There will be cake, ice cream, cards, presents and balloons. To join us please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad at: See you then!! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: for some reason I wandered in to the $1 store today... talk about getting ready for the 4th of July... wow... so since I used to love to walk through the one in Richland, I strolled through memory lane... yesindeedee... they still had some of the same wonderful "gifts" I purchased a few years back when I filled two huge gift bags for about $3 for Jimbeaux ('63) and Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) for a joint b-day party... then when I got home I made a phone call to the Doctor I have been avoiding to schedule a "procedure"... wahooooooooo, I was told I was two years early... me... two years early... I thought I was a few weeks late... yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaa... well guess I'd best get on with a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jamie WORLEY ('64) and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Van (Grisly) on your special day, July 2, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) The "Ladies of '65" will be getting together next Friday at a restaurant we've never visited in the past four years we've been having monthly lunches: Cousins Restaurant in Pasco. WHEN: Friday, July 8th, 2016 TIME: Noon to 2:00 PM WHERE: Cousins Restaurant, 4605 Road 68, Pasco, WA So, Ladies, if you'd like to join us, please contact me by Wednesday (July 6th) so I can add your name to the list of attendees and can give the restaurant manager a headcount next Thursday! If you have any questions, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boys Geez, I can't believe I missed my hunting, and fishing partner, and fellow Marine George "Pappy" SWAN's ('59) birthday on the 1st. But then again he never checked to see if something had happened to me! For all he knew I could have fallen down a well, or a wild pig could have nailed me, or a poisoness snake could have bitten me. But no, he never checked. Happy Birthday Pappy a day late! But today, July 2nd is The birthday of Dave SHERRARD ('71). Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in sweltering Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Steve CARSON ('58), Helen CROSS ('62) Lea BOLES ('63), Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim OTEY ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Re: 7/2/16 Sandstorm entry Thank you. Great statement. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Bomber Troops I just saw this photo on Facebook. I don't know who is in the photo or when it was made, but I think it is a great photo for our nation's 240th Birthday coming up Monday, July 4th!! and I want to thank the soldiers who made the picture, and say "Thank you for your service to our country, God Blessings!!" Happy July 4th, America. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we had an early old-fashioned July 4th lce ration on our town square last night, complete with a visit from an Abe Lincoln actor. We enjoyed it as our temperature got down into the 70s ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: All my Sandstorm friends Have a safe a happy 4th of July weekend! We have a wonderful 4th of July parade in Gleneden Beach every year! Lots of kids and old cars!... and then a huge fireworks display in Lincoln City. OR at dark! Great weekend planned!!!!!!!!! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Gleneden Beach,, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) So happy to see that Pappy ('59) caught us up on his life. A belated Happy 75th! I, too, have shrunk as I have gotten older. I graduated standing 5'6? and at my last physical therapy session was measured at 5'2-1/2?. No wonder I have to use a step stool to reach the upper shelves in my kitchen. Saw "Finding Dory" with my daughter and granddaughter yesterday in Pasco. Loved it! Finding Nemo has been a favorite of ours for 13 years, so it was a nice continuation of that story. Sydney (granddaughter) was only 2 when we saw it in the theater and doesn't remember being there, but has watched in on VHS and DVD many, many times. As a teenager I used to take my younger sisters to see Disney movies and used them as my excuse for going. Ditto for taking my kids and grandkids to the same. Now I have a friend who loves these type of movies also. If neither of us can get a grandchild to accompany us we set up a time for just us to go. Our husbands just smile and shake their heads when we head out for lunch and a movie. We see grown-up ones with them and top it off with dinner somewhere. I've a watched many of their movies with my eyes closed. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Leslie HUTCHINSON Bryne ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/16 ~ HAPPY 4th of JULY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Cathy GEIER ('66) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) John Wayne's God Bless America ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: And NOW From the Bomber Bowl: ooooooooooooo ahhhhhhhh oooooooooooo ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ooooooooooooooooo ahhhhhhhhhhhh ooooooo ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA; HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Happy 4th of July to all friends, family and our communities!! I am in Costa Rica for the next 2 weeks. if anyone by chance is in Guanacaste, let me know. Por favor. Love to hear from any Bombers who have moved here... another life chapter is opening for me. Seattle, as much as I love living there... in a more or less quiet neighborhood... is growing with more and more construction of concrete buildings which allow no trees or green. Odd characters in front of the grocery store. And my wonderful old Honda, well maintained w/only 100K miles on it, with my yoga mats was stolen. Maybe I will spend a year or so here, feeding mosquitoes, eating sandia and doing yoga on the beach. Regards, -Cathy GEIER ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Bratton just misses Olympic berth ~ 7/3/16 Tri-City Herald "Lisa Bratton won't be going to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. But the former Richland High School ('14-home schooled) swimmer can pride herself on a thrilling effort in her final race of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Bratton was third in Saturday night's 200-meter backstroke final in Omaha, Neb., coming up just short of an Olympic berth. The incoming Texas A&M junior picked up the pace in the second half and just got out touched by defending Olympic champion Missy Franklin." Congratulations, Lisa!!! Happy 4th of July to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Tim JOCHEN ~ Class of 1973 ~ 1955 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Danny WALKER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy Birthday to Dan WALKER ('71), who's probably yanking teeth in Hawaii. Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in hot, hot, hot Plano, TX ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Rosa "Lee" LAST ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Margaret EHRIG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BRUNELLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 1950 Fourth of July ~ 7/4/16 Tri-City Herald This picture was taken by Chuck EVANS ('51) and appeared in the Tri-City Herald on July 4. I am confident it will bring back "splendid sparkling" July 4th memories for many Bombers. Re: Richland man sweeps state top trucker title ~ 7/5/16 Herald "Semi-truck driver Chris POYNOR ('91) appears to be your everyday road warrior. 'When I'm out on a normal daily route, I usually have two trailers worth of freight out there,' he said. So it was no surprise that he entered the twin trailer competition this year at the Washington Trucker's Association competition in Kent and won the grand champion trucking title." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers We have made it through another July Fourth so now it is time to gather for our monthly Bomber lunch in West Richland. WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2016 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial (with MUCH more information) >>Rosa "Lee" LAST ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Robert SHIPP ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Robert SHIPP ('64) Re: Chuck EVANS ('51) It is always makes me a little sad whenever I read in the Sandstorm that another Bomber has passed on, even if I didn't know him or her. So perhaps it will bring a little cheer to everyone to know that one of our previously "deceased" Bombers has come back from the dead. Yesterday's Sandstorm [entry from Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)] included a picture of fireworks at the Bomber Bowl in 1950. The photo was attributed to "Chuck EVANS ('51-RIP)." I saw Chuck at church last Sunday, and he is very much among the living (assuming nothing happened in the last 3 days). -Robert SHIPP ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Dupus Boomer's in Richland ~ 7/6/16 Tri-City Herald "Eat All About It: Dupus Boomer's doors yet to open in Richland" "A long-awaited restaurant in central Richland likely won't be opening its doors for a couple of more weeks. Workers and staff at Dupus Boomer's Downtown are still finishing and preparing the space at the corner of Swift Boulevard and George Washington Way, a staff member said. Hours for the restaurant will be posted as soon as the restaurant is ready. Plans to open the restaurant were announced in late 2014. Owners will be Greg ('65) and Carla Markel, who also built the new commercial development the restaurant sits in. The restaurant is named after Dupus Boomer, a character who worked on the Hanford site in a 1940s comic, which made light of the sometimes miserable conditions encountered by the people brought to the Mid-Columbia to work at Hanford. The menu will reportedly cover breakfast, lunch and dinner. The main dining area will be on the top floor, where there is also a large outside patio with recently installed booths. The lower level features a bar with 44 taps." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty RUSSELL ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tammy JANES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I really don't know what to say about this Bomber Babe's birthday. Maybe if I just took the 5th, and let it go at that. The facts are that we were in the same class in school. Beyond that there is nothing else to report, except that we met much later in life at various Club 40 functions. I do have it (on bad authority) that this is her 22nd birthday. After all that it is time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Betty RUSSELL ('54). We will quite possibly see each other at the "big" birthday party come this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR waiting for a rainy week-end (if the weather guessers are right) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: May God bless him Prayers and love for the DeJONG family on the loss of Mont's ('63) brother Robin ('66) on July 7, 2017 at 12:20 PM. God bless my dear friends and may God take Robin into his loving grace. -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Two more classmates have passed away from our class of '66. Evelyn Regina RENDON Lira passed away in Olympia on October 17, 2015. Robin DeJONG passed away in Portland yesterday, July 7, 2016. Sadly this makes 77 deceased classmates from our class. Bomber tears, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 1 birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken HEMINGER ('56) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David DOUGLAS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Since no one submitted an article yesterday, maybe this will make up for it. Seventy-one years ago, Berle Patricia BEZZIO ('63-RIP) was born. Although she preferred Pat as an adult, she'll always be Patty to me. I first encountered her in the Carmichael spelling bee - I was in ninth grade, she the eighth. She won first place. I won a seat in the audience. It wasn't easy, but I eventually forgave her. I became acquainted with her in 1960 when she sat in front of me in German at Col-Hi. On her birthday I usually write to our Alumni Sandstorm about some experience with her, but this time I decided to write about her. I belong to a writers critique group, and after submitting a couple of memoirs about Patty I wrote a novel, The Trouble with Kisses, based (very loosely) on our one-and- a-half-year relationship, from the girl's point of view. One comment about the novel I got several times from ladies in the group was, "David, a teenage girl in the '60s would never think/say/do that." A couple of times I tried to say, "But Patty did that," to which they would reply, "You're writing fiction, not a memoir." I learned to keep my mouth shut. After thinking it over, I decided Patty must have been a very unique girl. Her uniqueness caused me to become her boyfriend. When I asked a girl for a date I expected a response like 'yes', 'no', or 'wait and let me see if I get a better offer.' But when I asked Patty to go to our German class Christmas party (a dinner/dance at the Army Officers Club in North Richland), she screamed. For disturbing the class, Herr Stoebner invited us to come in after school and write 200 times, "Ich bin ein Gefhr zur Gemtlichkeit der Gesellschaft." That was the first time I ever had a date with a girl arranged for me by a teacher. We had several similar dates that year for whispering or passing notes during class. Besides her unique response to my request, that date made her special in two other ways. Several nights before the party I dreamed about her - the only girl I ever dreamed about. It upset me so much I called her the next day, and she assured me that no, she was not planning to wear blue jeans. Then, the evening of the party her mother called fifteen minutes before I was to pick her up to tell me Patty was sick and couldn't go. I told her if Patty couldn't go I didn't want to go either, leaving me holding the corsage. Later on her mother called again to say Patty was feeling better and would like to go, if I still wanted to. I said I did. It was an expensive orchid corsage. We got to the party after everyone finished eating, but they saved dinner for us. I ate mine. Patty took two bites and spent the remainder of the evening in the restroom throwing up. To my knowledge, she's the only girl who threw up because she had a date with me. How could I resist a girl like that? I asked her for another date when Christmas vacation was over, and she survived it with her dignity intact. I learned much about Patty I hadn't known from writing the novel. She could be devious at times. For example, she broke up with me briefly at the beginning of my senior, her junior year so she could date other boys. I acquired another girlfriend, Diane ZELLEY ('63), who I later discovered was one of Patty's best friends. Then, five weeks later, I was walking home and saw Patty a few yards ahead of me. She noticed me, stopped, and waited for me to catch up with her. She told me the other boys who were supposed to ask her for dates weren't cooperating, and would I please take her on dates again, to places no one would see us together? I agreed, although I still continued dating Diane. I soon got tired of secret dates to Pasco and began taking her to events in Richland. For decades I thought meeting her after school was a coincidence, but I realized she planned it. I learned one sad thing about Patty I hadn't recognized before writing the novel. She never grew up during the time I knew her, from our first date to my graduation. In any stressful situation she responded by crying. I suspect that she cried over our first date, thinking I'd never ask her for a second one. The summer of '61, while on vacation in Packwood, she sent me a letter that began, "There's something I need to discuss with you. Please don't get upset. I'm sure we can work things out." She went on in variations of that theme for three pages. The last sentence on the third page was, "This is what you did that upset me:" There was no fourth page. A penciled note on the back of the envelope said, "I sealed the envelope and realized I hadn't included the last page. I'll send it with my next letter." I paced the house for four hours trying to think what I'd said or done that upset her so much. In frustration I put a sheet of stationery in my typewriter, typed, "YOU ARE THE CRUELEST GIRL IN THE WORLD" and mailed it to her. I got the fourth page the next day' she said on a letter I sent to her I typed the address single-spaced when it should have been double-spaced. I hadn't realized she was playing a joke on me. A couple days later I got a long-distance call from her. She was crying so hard I couldn't understand a word she said. All I could say before her two minutes on the pay phone were up was, "Patty, it's okay. I love you. I love you." The next time she cried was when she called me three days before my graduation to tell me she couldn't go to the class party afterward. Her mother wouldn't let her stay out all night. I became angry she hadn't gotten permission before telling me she could go. She began crying, and I hung up on her. She called back the next day to say she could go to the restaurant and midnight movie, but I had to take her home after the movie. I hadn't been able to find another date, so I agreed. After the movie she asked, "Can we take the long way home?" (our euphemism for "Let's neck for a while"). I couldn't resist. The last time she cried was entirely my fault. At the graduation party, she won a Bingo game - dinner for two at a restaurant. When I called her to ask her when we were going, she told me she'd given the certificate to her parents. Although it was her prize and she had the right to do what she wanted with it, I became angry, and she began crying. Her mother took the phone away from her and told me I couldn't see her again, because I made her cry too much. So ended our relationship. I doubt Patty thought about me after that, but I've not forgotten her. Part of my motivation to write the novel was to record the experiences with her that I still remembered. She passed away in 1998 at the young age of 53. Thank you for the memories, Patty. May you rest in peace, my Dear. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: fastest kid I ever knew ahhhhhhhh but first... I can only assume many Bombers are much like me and when a song plays, they can recall where they were at a specific time when they heard it... I think it is one of the things I like most about music... today I was listening to '60s on 6 instead of my usual '50s on 5... often I cannot hang on very long as many of the songs are the bubble gum stuff Chris Noel tried to convince us were the top songs in the US, when we had record players or reel to reels and stuff FNGs brought with them or guys brought back from R&R and knew pretty much the skinny in the US... but anyway two songs brought back vivid memories... the first was a Tommy James song ('65 but not a Bomber)... it immediately brought back the "strangest date" I ever took to a dance (actually there was just dancing going on at our 25 year reunion)... I wandered out into the lobby of the DI to see a poor long haired kid in costume and white boots looking very forlorn... I recognized him and went up to introduce myself, shy and reserved fellow that I am... He was kinda down as his 25 year reunion was going on that very night so I invited him in and introduced him to a few kids before he had to go get ready for a show... Yup, it was Tommy James... I assure you there was no Hanky Panky, however... The next song that sparked a memory was "Perfidia" by the Ventures... While Ricky, Charlie WARFORD ('65;'61), Terry WEBB ('62-RIP) and I were at "State" during my sophomore year, Rick and I were riding the escalator up and down in a large department store (small town kids in the big city), I had to get that record... as we were going up Vonnie REED ('60) was coming down and we had a very brief visit as we passed... Well they may seem trivial now but they still bring me enjoyment to remember them... and now to the main event... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Billy RULON ('64) on your special day, July 10, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Carolyn FRANTZ Slippern ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MIKULESKY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete CARROLL ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to commemorate the birth of yet another Bomber with whom I graduated. It would be safe to say that I knew of him, but we didn't hang together back in the day. Probably showing good judgement on his part. At any rate, I will tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Roger MIKULESKY ('54). And if he can remember the date and time, I hope to see him at Rosy's come this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are predicting a return to summer weather by the end of the week (Thursday maybe). ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Richland Bell So the b-day Bomber walks into the ladies room with his mom, Grace. Now he may have been a tad older than some of the patrons were accustomed and maybe Grace was just a little over protective... in any event, the kid gets annoyed by the stares he's getting from the ladies occupying the room and finally lets out with: What'sa matter... aintcha ever seen a midget?!"... Ah the times we had... my Pop was best friends with his and the families did a lot of stuff together to say the least... I recall the 4th of July we all went to a remote spot to shoot off the illegal fireworks I had purchased through the mail... "red devil" as I recall... the kid and I dutifully lit and fired off our stash of fire crackers one by one... Grace, being a growed up decided to instruct us on how to let off fire crackers... she grabbed a long string, lit the fuse and managed to drop them at her feet... as she tried to scurry away, she fell right in the middle of them... you can imagine our reaction... she never let us forget it... as if we ever would... so to my life-long friend I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peter Joe CARROLL ('65) on your special day, June 11, 2016... from now on as Bombers enter the store, you'll never know who knows these stories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Thank you for your beautiful, touching entry about Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP). I never met either of you - but it brought me to tears. Please tell me how I can get/read a copy of your book -based on your memories of that young love. (Maybe you could ghost-write my young love heart-wrenching story!) Thank you again, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Ron MAGUFFEE ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1941 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra MILLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trudy SPILMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: one and one equals... uh As I have mentioned, I never learned to spell or the times tables... seems there may be a few other things I neglected along the way... months... they all sound alike to me... June, July... what the hey... but it has been brought to my attention that at least yesterday I wuz stuck in the merry month of May... I mean June... yeah June... but in talking to Peter Joe ('65) on his b-day we started wondering how many Bombers worked at Bell Furniture... I know Doug LONGMORE ('61) and Janine RIGHTMIRE ('65) did... Pete mentioned a few other kids too... man besides the grocery stores the furniture bushiness kept a bunch of us busy... Pete also one upped my in remembering the name of the dance hall located in the old C & H in the Uptown as "The Hideaway"... I'd not remembered that at all. Had some wonderful times there, considering I was persona non grata at Hi-Spot for a good part of my High School days... well this Bomber-babe was always welcome at Hi-Spot and everywhere else I am sure... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cindy PAYTON ('65) on your special day, JULY 12, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim GEIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary LAWRENCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry KLUTE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Vach ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY; Ken FORTUNE ('66) & Paulette KRAJCIK ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim GEIER ('71) Growing up in Richland was, as we all know, unusual in that until 1959 while the government owned and ran the town, families were assigned houses, and there was little segregation by occupation or economic status. I returned recently from Spain where I walked 555 miles on the Camino de Santiago from Saint Jean Pied de Port in southwestern France to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain and then on to Finisterre on the Atlantic coast. There was a similar acceptance and non-judgement. We all were walking, we all had backpacks, and we all had sometimes dirty hiking clothes. There was no knowledge of occupation, or of what car one drove, or of how big or where their house was. You either enjoyed their company or not and shared the experience of walking through northern Spain. There was a simplicity to it that was attractive. People ask me, how was it? There are two parts to that: 1. Walking 6-7 hours a day or more, every day, sometimes uphill (sometimes unrelenting) sometime on rocky, unstable paths, sometimes in the mud, is difficult, far more difficult than I thought it would be. Difficult both physically and emotionally. 2. At the same time, the experience, every day, was far more uplifting than I imagined - the intimate connection with the beautiful landscape, walking through vast farms and valleys, climbing hills, it is just beautiful. Sometimes you walk alone, sometimes with other people, sometimes talking, sometimes not. The camaraderie of walking with other people and sharing the experience is in itself uplifting, and then there is the unwavering positive support of the people in the small towns through which we walked. Every day was similar, every day was different, and every day, every single day, was beautiful (even when it rained). It was a truly unique and beautiful experience, and a reminder of simpler times in Richland. All documented in a blog at -Jim GEIER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Gayle Dunn Sutton ~ Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley STREGE ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora METCALF ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 September celebration I know many of you Club 40 members have wondered who is coming to our party in September... Well, we have about 60 so far for both Friday and Saturday nights. The list has been sent to our webmaster, Nate (NAB) and we are just waiting for him to get it on Club 40 website. Remember, the deadline is August 26th to get your registration forms to our Treasurer, Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64). It seems like a long time from now... BUT, it is only SIX (6) WEEKS from this Friday!! Please don't miss out, as there is a capacity limit at the Red Lion-Richland!! Enjoy the rest of the summer and this wonderful mild weather in the 80s! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54), Club 40 President enjoying some baseball at our San Diego Padres farm team in Pasco. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I should ask the Junior Gyrene ('65) if there ever was a song called "Charlie's Girl"; cuz there shudda been. That was what I remember about today's Bomber Babe. No bones about it, she was. And, as such definitely off limits to the rest of the world. I suppose I could go on and on about it, but that is not really the point. The point is this is where I tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Shirley STREGE ('54). If I happen to see her at the "Big" birthday party this September, I'll keep a respectful distance. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where after a warm June, we seem to be in store for a cool July ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday July, 16, 2016 TIME: Coffee at 11:30am Lunch around Noon WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane. Come and join us for lunch. All Bombers, their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering, all class years are welcome) Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Lurene BERNHART Reed ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1935 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DENNIS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn EKLUND ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Short and sweet Which describes the Bomber babes celebrating today but also describes this post as I am waaaaaaaaaaay late signing in HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) on your special day, July 15. 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Eric STAIRET ~ Class of 1970 ~ 1952 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Shannon WEIL ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LYALL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet BENNETT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82) Re: Watch 2 Bombers in a New Docu-Series on the FYI Network! Two Bombers are featured in a new docu-series called Life.Matters with Dr. Michelle Gordon, which airs on Saturday mornings at 9am ET (8am Central) on the FYI Network (for 13 episodes)! Over 7 days, 7 women will ride the mountains of Mallorca with only 3 months to prepare themselves, tackling Menopause... and Mallorca... on a bike! Join them on their journey as they discover authentic Spanish cuisine, and immerse themselves in Spanish culture and the arts while discussing the issues that face women as we age; offering solutions for a happier, healthier lifestyle. Starring host Dr. Michelle GORDON ('83) and Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82), Producer and cast member , who is also co- owner of QOA Entertainment LLC with her business partner, Christine Fry. -Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Set to record... thanks.... -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Karen COLE ('55), Helen CROSS ('62) Lamont DeJONG ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie MACAK ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Birthday for Jackie and Judie ('63) on 7/15/16 My computer has been down for almost two days. Tried to use my husband's to send birthday wishes to Jackie and Judie. No good. Tried up until 11:00 last night (7/14), still nothing. My genius husband redid all the wires and something else and fixed it. Anyway I'm going to be late. I sound like David RIVERS ('65)!! Anyway, a belated birthday wish for you both. We'll have our usual talk, Judie. Your gift is late too, as Jackie and I haven't finished it yet. Jackie and I will be going to dinner and concert (Gift of Bill BAILEY ('64)) this weekend. Just remember we love you both dearly. Even when you were little, you weren't brats except to Johnny. Ha Hope your day was terrific. Love, Barb ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), and John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82) Re: Life.Matters on TV How neat to have 2 Bomber women featured on a tv show. I'll try to watch on Saturday Mornings. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ We have a cooler Saturday after a hot and humid week back here in Hope, IN ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lamont DeJONG ('63) Re: My brother, Robin ('66-RIP) Click here for Robin's obit ran in the Oregonian with a color picture. -Lamont DeJONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Stephanie MERWIN ('16) and softball~ 7/16/16 Herald Highlights: "Stephanie MERWIN hits homers - and the books." "Richland graduate will go to 18U Gold nationals with Washington Angels." "She was a 4-time all-MCC first-team pick for Bombers." "Class salutatorian will study mechanical engineering and play ball at Oregon State." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Judy BOWEN Pies ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BOREN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy LAWSON ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) July must have been a special time for quite a few Bomber moms. One of the results is the birthday of a Bomber Babe with whom I graduated way back when. I don't think we had any classes or other social actions together, but I somehow remember her. Before I get myself into too much trouble, I had best tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Ann BOREN ('54). I hope to see her at the "Big" Birthday Bash come this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers keep promising a return to summer like weather soon. Keep it up guys, cause the hours of daylight are dwindling. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Charlene GOODENOW Webb ~ Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod PETERSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred GRAZINNI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy WALTMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mollie RUTT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, the beat goes on. Today we mark another milestone in the life of a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. In fact we went to school together; even graduated the same year. Did we have a class together, I don't recall. But we were at least conversant. Without further ado; I tip the ol' propeller beanie, bow low, and say "Happy Birthday!" to Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS ('54) on the momentous occasion of her 22nd. I trust she will come to the "Big Birthday Bash" this September. It would be a shame if she didn't. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are still waiting for summer-like temperatures. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Re: Col-Hi Class of 1976 Needs Our Help Attention Sandstorm readers: Time is of the essence with this so I/we would really appreciate your help. The Col-Hi Class of 1976 40 Year Class Reunion activities were advertised via Facebook, but there was a problem for people getting to their reunion information and sign-up page. So it is likely that many '76 classmates did not see or could not access the information. I am asking the Sandstorm readers for your assistance in getting the word out to any '76ers you know or know of. Their reunion activity information is as follows: Friday evening, August 12, 2016, a no-host mixer at the Gaslight Saturday evening, August 13, 2016, at the Reach. For details, contact Karen HOPFINGER Mosset ('76) -Ron HOLEMAN ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday, Judy LAWSON ('62) on 7/18]!! Hope you are well and keeping!! Hope to see you at our next reunion!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it's pouring down rain again!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the old roads and highways I've mentioned before that I get very confused at directions these days, when people call out freeways by number... used ta be that we had the highway to Walla Walla, the highway to Yakima and roads here and there... Roger GRESS ('61) posted a picture of the "new" Pasco bridge the other day... Now I was always thrilled to go with my Pop across the bridge because on the Pasco side, there was an ice cream shop where I learned to love Pistachio Ice cream... not sure how I tried green ice cream the first time but boy was that always an event for me... Sunday drives were another huge event... we never went far... Yakima and Walla Walla seemed to be the main destinations... I think it was the drive that was important... I've talked about the long drive to Portland one time when I just bagged chasing down my little brother at the gas station and never mentioned he wasn't in the car till asked... about half way home... another such time was the morning I decided to work on my health (what other reason would there be?) when I popped a clove of garlic in my mouth and chewed on it for a while... We lived at 1301 Acacia (I think that's what Jack GARDINER ('61) confirmed the other day) and we headed out to the by-pass... well that's a bit of an over statement, we actually made a loop around Acacia and Birch ending up at our house where I was unceremoniously dumped and the rest of the famblie headed out for that particular Sunday outing... ahhhhhhhh the good old dayz! So how 'bout that Gold Medal class... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rod PETERSON ('63) on your special day, July 19, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS there is a song Bobby's girl... but no Charlie's girl to my knowledge.. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Girl Happy Birthday to Mollie RUTT ('71), a long time friend. Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in hot, hot, Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry DILL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ned BARKER & Susan BIRGE ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I'll mention once again the opportunity to "go western" at Steens Mountain Working Guest Ranch in south eastern Oregon, September 6 through 10. The price is $1,600 each for 2, $1,400 each for 3 and $1,300 each for 4. Tim and Sue take only 4 guests at a time so it is very much a close knit group. Of course, they also have hired hands to do most of the "work." Guests get to do the fun parts! I think some of you "younger ones" would really enjoy yourselves. You can look at their site on Facebook by going to Steens Mountain Guest Ranch. Contact me at my email address or look me up on Facebook to make arrangements. Thanks. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ writing from sunny and warm Anchorage, AK. We are driving south today to do some dip-netting on the Kenai River, along with thousands of others ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a guy Known this guy since second grade when I moved about a block from his house... we wuz buds till I moved to Jason Lee and became buds again in HS. Before our 25 year reunion, Tony HARRAH ('65) and I drove up to his old house, knocked on the door and when his dad opened the door we asked: "Can Terry come out and play?" Ah the memories!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry WERNER, ('65) on your special day, July 20, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Ron CRAWFORD ~ Class of 1959 ~ 1940 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55), Barbara SHARP ('61 & '62), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet VOORHIES ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: The Lunch Ladies of '55 On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Howard Amon Park in Richland, the "girls" of the class of 1955 gathered for our monthly lunch. There were fourteen of us present. Mary WARREN Gruver, Pat ACTON Jonson, Marlene RICHTER Frank, Sharon BEE Burks, Virginia WILLIAMS McKenna, Janet OATES Porter, Janet DENNY Spencer, Mary Jo WOODHEAD Mokler, Wanda RICKETS Steele, Ginger WARFORD Rhoades, Billie LAWELL Neth, SSharon TEMPLEMAN Watts, Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong, and visiting from Vancouver WA:Janice RUCKER Meyer. There are currently 20 names of 'locals' on our list. If you would like to be included, please notify Billie LAWELL Neth or Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts. We all wish to thank these two ladies for arranging and notifying us and generally keeping us organized. We have selected the third Wednesday of the month for these get togethers. This is our first time meeting at the park and even though we thought we had the pavillion at the North end lined up for our time together, we were left to our own devices, as someone was having a family reunion there. We all laughed together as we realized someone would have to remain standing until the group was ready to depart, in order to lift the rest of us up off the grass. Thankfully, there are still a few who are able to do that. It is amazing to realize that we are all still alive and somewhat functional. We all enjoy a good laugh, and provide comfort and sympathy for our mutual friends who can't be with us. The weather was very cooperative, both sunny and windless, a rare treat. When strangers or newcomers hear that a group of high school friends, who are all hovering around eighty, still enjoy seeing one another it surprises them. We all feel richly blessed to have grown up in Richland and lucky to still make our homes here. Last month the group met at Wanda RICKETS Steel's home and had a relaxing pot-luck around her pool. In May, we met at the Neth's home and enjoyed looking at all her lovely art pieces made by our classmate, her husband Ted. The next meeting will be at Henry's in West Richland on Wednesday August 17th at 11:30. If you live in the area or are visiting here at that time, please join us. We will be happy to welcome you. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SHARP Lysher-Porter ('61 & '62) Re: Hanford News paper Looking for a copy of old Westinghouse Hanford "Hanford News" probably summer of l975 which showcased the turning over of the procedural books on the FFTF to Al Speers, top officials in attendance including the Governor of Washington. If I remember right there were several photos published in that paper and I think my photo was in one. Thanks for your help -Barbara SHARP Lysher-Porter ('61 & '62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: Class of 1964's Birthday Party We have 9 names to add to our list of registrations for our biggest and best birthday party ever. Jim WEAVER, Peggy STULL, Grace TYREE West, Bill SCOTT, Cherie TEMPERO Scott, Jerry SPEAR, Cathy CLUGSTON Speer, June PERKINS Johnson, and Jalene HENRY. We are five weeks out from celebrating our new decade birthday with our classmates. We have been working on the birthday cards and then we will begin wrapping the presents. We hope to see you August 27th at the Community Center in Richland. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 in '16 - 50 Year Class Reunion The 50-year class reunion for the class of 1966 will be August 12-13 at the Richland Red Lion/Hanford House. Rooms are still available there at a reduced rate through August 11. Call 1- 800-733-5466 for a reservation. Let them know you are with our group and provide the group code RHSC1966. The link to our reunion page is You will find our current responses at this link along with our plans for the weekend. If you have not responded and are planning to attend please contact me. If you are not able to attend but would like to order a reunion booklet, memorial DVD or any "Golden Goodies" (hats, shirts or jerseys) please contact me. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BRUGGERMAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula VINTHER ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) By golly, it must be someone's birthday; or why else would I be sending this in? Actually, I think I knew this Bomber back in the day. At least we graduated at almost the same time (he was ahead of me in the line as we went alphabetically). Ran into him at a class reunion or Club 40. Let me now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Larry BRUGGEMAN ('54). Perhaps he will show up for the "Big" birthday bash at Rosie's come this September. To: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Why no pictures of the '55 Ladies picnic in the park? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are waiting for Silverton's Homer Davenport Family Festival next month; the comes Oktoberfest. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: going out to play It sounds so unsophisticated but going out to play is what most all of us did (parents willing) when we were young... going over to the dike, riding bikes all over town, going to the river... the big pool and watching all the prom queens worry about their hair getting wet and attracting the older guys and us little kids trying to get noticed by getting their hair wet (hell what did we know)... I'd go get Craig DAVIS ('65), Keith PETERSEN ('65), Jerry LARSEN ('65) (saw him for the first time in 50 years this year) and others and just "do stuff" ... head "across the tracks" and shoot bb guns... who cared... Terry DAVIS ('65) was the only kid ya hadda wake up... he slept late and took..shudder... naps! I love it when kids post old pix on face book... the black and white ones like Steve DENLER ('64) posted this week and Ron WORLEY ('65)... I could no more be a kid today than the man in the moon... Can so and so come out and play? What great words... korse... Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) always answered the door with Jo ('74) between his legs giving us the ol fish eye... and we knew the answer... but "playing" was what made us who we are today... .what a great life! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pete and John BEALIEU ('62) on your special day, July 22, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57) Donna NELSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill MURRAY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith GOSNEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BOMBER BY ADOPTION BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The beat does go on. Another Bomber of my era celebrates a birthday today. Not sure if we had any classes together; not even sure if he hung together. I do remember him from back then. Therefore; in his honor I will tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Bill MURRAY ('54). I certainly hope to see him at the Big party this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers say maybe a 100 warm ones in the Valley by the 30th. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Black and White photos of the '40s Here you go David! A black and white photo of the one and only. HA. -Floyd MELTON ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) I'm a week out in recovery from an appendectomy at my age!! Internet website says its most common from age 10 to 30 so doctor said mine was "pretty angry". It was always a childhood fear of mine to have appendicitis and must have heard of someone having surgery as a kid and "you could die from it". Whenever I ran like crazy on the Sacajawea playground at recess, after lunch and got a side ache I just knew it was my appendix. It was laparoscopic but had burst and encapsulated but leaked so on 2 antibiotics at home. And anybody who's had surgery knows the gas pain can be as bad or worse and enuf to almost blackout but on the mend and drove to the store yesterday, shopped and spent an hour in the yard. -Donna NELSON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays, an anniversary and 1 Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGHAN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb CRAWFORD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay EDWARDS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DERBY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Iva EDENS Douglas ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1934 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike BRADLEY ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re:Club 40 Attendees You can now see who has registered to join us at the Club 40 celebration September 9th and 10th!! Go to Club 40 website and find the names under "reunion info" (top of the page) Scroll and click when you see "List of 2016 Attendees" If your friends aren't there yet...remind them that August 26th is the absolute deadline for registering. If you don't have a registration form, you can also find one on the Club 40 website Registration Form or contact me and I will see that you get one. As our Treasurer, Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) receives attendee names, she will update the list to our webmaster, Nate (NAB). So keep checking!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ in hot, hot Pasco!! Will be in high 90s all week ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Congrats to an old neighbor on her birthday. -Mike BRADLEY ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just wanted to wish John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) brainy twins I remember from my Col-Hi days a belated Happy Birthday [on 7/22] and Happy Birthday to another member of our class, Margi LEWIS Hellberg ('62)!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Greetings from a still very warm Hope, IN where I am getting ready to fly out for my oldest niece's wedding next week-end in Bellingham, WA!! This is Karin, my brother, Roy CROSS's ('65) oldest daughter ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: He coulda been a Bomber How many of our friends can say that... lots... I got lotsa friends I call Bombers that didn't get ta grageate from Col-Hi cuz their folks moved away before the blessed event... I coulda been one... my foks moved to Camas my last semester of my Jr. year... I gotta say it was a total blast for me those few months... met a lotta cool people tho I pretty much only ran with three kids... my Long Beach girls friend and my buddy from Vancouver... now technically, I shoulda grageated from Pasco, I guess, cuz that's where I ended up living in a Boarding House called the "Virginia Arms" (or something like that) but with Nancy MIDDLETON's ('67) mom signing my 'port cards all worked out just fine... I remember really wanting to buy Jo "Mills" MILES ('64) bread truck... figured I could shower at school I think... couldn't find one like it so... no go... The b-day guy always reminds me he only went to Richland schools in grade school, but as so many others... I figure; "He ain't heavy; he's a Bomber!" HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Denny JOHNSON ('62... arrrrgh WB) on yer special day, July 25, 2016!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jim CRUM ~ Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: DiAnn SCHUSTER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia WEYERTS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill LANGE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank BOLSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah HICKAM ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here it is, almost the end of July, and finally a "daily double" in Bomber Babe birthdays. I remember one, but not so much the other. This, even though, we graduated in the same year. Funny how that works out. I will list them alphabetically so I will show fairness in most things. With that being writ, I will now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" twice for DiAnn SCHUSTER and Virginia "Ginnie" WEYERTS (both '54). Mayhap we'll meet at Rosy's come this September for the "Big" birthday party. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where threats of 100 degree temps have cooled down. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) A couple of days ago there was a NOT Alumni Sandstorm, even though there was a plethora of birthdays, one Bomber anniversary, and one memorial. I can't complain about others not sending anything if I'm at fault myself, so here's one of my infrequent submissions. Someone else, if I remember correctly, commented on how discouraging it can be to see memorials for guys younger than we are. I've had that feeling myself. I often read the memorials of people I never met just to see what they died of. cancer's a frequent cause. Anyway, I had to face the fact that I'm highly unlikely to live forever, so my wife and I have made plans in case we don't. We joined the National Cremation Society, which will take care of everything with one phone call, from identifying the body (anywhere in the world), storing the body until released by the Medical Examiner, the cremation, sending the ashes to our place of burial, and notifying Social Security. We have a plot in the Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe, next to my mother- and father-in- law, on a hillside overlooking Kaneohe Bay (not that we'll enjoy the scenery much). I paid for the urn vault, grave marker and for opening and closing the grave when our ashes are interred. Actually, unless my wife and I die together, when the first one passes the cremation society will give the ashes to one of our children to keep. When the second passes, the society will mix the two ashes together and send them to the cemetery. That way we only have to pay for opening of the grave once, and putting the birth and death dates on the marker for both of us at the same time is considerably less expensive than doing them separately. I'm cheap, even when it comes to dying. We've also planned our memorial services, which will be held in our church rather than a funeral home, with just our picture, and maybe the urn with our ashes, although I'm not sure of that yet. My wife wants "Bridge over Troubled Waters" played at her service, I want the Largo from the New World Symphony at mine. The biggest decision I have to make now is whether it's a good idea to order a three-year renewal for my Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact magazine. It's cheaper than three one-year subscriptions, but what'll I do if I expire before the three years is up? -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where it's getting hard to keep our pool cool enough to swim in ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So I'm walking the cereal aisle at QFC and while they have lots of really healthy, good-for-you grains, none of them are giving away any neat stuff. Back in my Yute, did he say "Yute", cereal boxes were a major purveyor of really neat stuff. You really didn't care what was inside the box tasted like, as long as there was something really desirable nestled at the bottom. I used to accompany my mom down to Campbell's #1 for her weekly shopping adventure, as her coupon boy. While she was stocking up on cans of creamed corn and phlegm textured asparagus, I was perusing the boxes to see what was out there for the picking. Shredded Wheat always had the cards between the layers with all kinds of, dare I say, Indian lore from Straight Arrow. The shredded wheat was never a first round pick and tasted a lot like the divider cards, unless you put strawberry jam on them. Puffed wheat or was it puffed rice, they tasted very similar, was the choice of Sgt. Preston of the Yukon and King, I think always wanted your hard earned nickels and dimes, no stamps, for any swag they were offering. Wheaties and Cheerios were, without a doubt, the Magnum Opus of cereal stuff. They served up embroidered unit insignia from WWII. Foreign coins and some pretty benign foreign stamps, but all made for interesting trading. I still have a green plastic disc with a relief of Larry Doby, that I got out of something, but it might have been a pack of wieners. If memory serves me correct, my favorite came from a box of Grape Nuts, of which a tablespoon full in a bowl of milk would swell up in you like a cruise line life preserver. This was a plastic frog man or submarine into which when you put a pinch of baking soda and put it in a bathtub would gas up and go pfft, pfft, pffft to the other side. After two pinches of soda, the box would inevitably fall in the tub precipitating two larger explosions, one from the baking soda and one from my Mom. Three bowls of Raisin Bran, to get to the toy, could create similar fulminations. My Mom put the kibosh on my opening the box from the bottom, as there weren't quite enough cabinets in an "F" house for all the nearly full, upside down boxes. There was also the glow-in-the-dark wrapper seals for Donald Duck bread. I still like Wonder Bread 'cause you can wad up a loaf into a ball about the size of a pea. I don't get it very often, even though it does build healthy bodies twelve ways, but so does a half rack of "Vitamin R". Box tops came into play for stuff, especially during the Davy Crockett mania, but again hard earned nickels and dimes were required along with a stamp, so the ROI wasn't all that terrific. I think cereal box premiums went the way of five cent Spudnuts, when are protectors decided that kids might swallow them or stick them up their noses. I never did and I never knew anyone who was that stupid. Well, maybe a couple. From somewhere, we used to get sheets of what are now terribly politically incorrect temporary tattoos, that were "temporary" only until you had to scrub them off your arm before Sunday School. Lots of Marines with bayonets, tanks, gore and other really cool stuff. Maybe we bought them at the drug store, pretty sure they didn't come in the pack of heaters you could buy with a note from your Grandmother who actually resided in Iowa. We used to write the notes in what we thought was Grandma handwriting, take them down to the aforementioned #1 and get turned down. I guess we shouldn't have signed them, "His Grandmother". -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Stella Bellande Browning ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Steve CARSON ('58), Marie RUPPERT ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Richard & William RATHVON ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Your cremation plan post gave me a solid laugh. Get the three year subscription! :) :) :) <-that's 3 happy faces. Maren] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) This is regarding David DOUGLAS'('62) entry today (7/26). Lance ('60) and I have purchased a plot in the Kiona-Benton City Evergreen Cemetery and paid all of the fees involved in placing our urns in the ground. We even purchased our headstone and had it placed on the plot. Our daughter only has to have the death dates carved on the stone. Lance's family was one of the original pioneer families to settle in Benton City and helped start the Methodist Church there. We also joined the Neptune Society. Our urns, that they provided, are stored in our garage. No matter where we die, any place in the world, all the survivor has to do is call one phone number give the member numbers and the rest is handled. The only thing to do will be plan the memorial services. We decided to do this after two of our friends each lost his wife. One didn't have any plan even though his wife had been battling MS for many years and the handling of everything was overwhelming. The other had joined the Neptune Society many years ago and after losing his wife on a flight going into Chicago (heart attack) and being impressed with how he was helped with all the red tape that involved, we decided that was the best thing we could do for our daughter. Another friend has just lost her husband and is at a loss as to where any of the important papers are to be found. She can't find a will, doesn't know much about the finances, and is absolutely at a loss on how to move on. Her husband handled everything and she never questioned it. We have made sure that our daughter and her family have copies of all of our important papers including a list of all banks, credit cards, wills, powers of attorney, living wills, insurance info, etc. She knows that the originals of everything are kept in our safety deposit box and she also has access to it. She is also a joint owner on one of our checking and savings accounts so she will have access to any funds she might need to settle any outstanding debts or to use for services. Our local hospital has copies of our living wills and powers of attorney, also. That said, I plan on hanging around for at least another thirty years or so, but it doesn't hurt to plan ahead. I have most of my subscriptions on auto renewal. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in very hot (finally) Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: playground As I drive around the area and pass school grounds I see signs on all of them saying they are reserved for the school and not for outside use... When I was going to school at Spalding and lived near the b-day Bomber-babe, I remember spending hours upon hours on that playground... following the Janitor around as he changed the sprinklers and what not... the hoses were at least 1" in diameter... more like water mains than hoses... I remember the big kids always playing either football or baseball on the playground... I have no doubt some people have misused the playgrounds to the extent "rules" were required, but dang I spent some fun time on our school playgrounds! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) on your special day, July 27, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "The Runner" ~ 7/26/16 Tri-City Herald "Richland played a starring role in an episode of The Runner, a reality TV competition helmed by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, broadcast July 25 on go90, a streaming service owned by Verizon. The program features teams of two people attempting to catch a runner trekking across the U.S. In the July 25 episode, the teams begin their day searching for clues in a Boise stadium. The clues direct them to the Triton Sail at the Port of Benton in north Richland. At the sail, the "runner" finds a key that allows him to enter the former submarine's periscope, where he discovers clues directing him to the nearby Columbia River. With the chasers in hot pursuit, he flees across the water on a hovercraft. The chase picks up later in Richland's Alphabet Houses." Click to watch "The Runner" July 25th - Ep. 3 on go90! The pursuit shows runners on the 1900 block of Davison, Hunt Point and Gaillard Place. I saw them running up Hunt Point on Monday and wondered what was happening. Enjoy ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very hot Richland with the Art in the Park Friday and Saturday and the Hydro Races on Sunday. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jack LIPPOLD ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1935 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) John ADKINS ('62), John CAMPBELL ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Perry MOORE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) What with reminiscence of the prize in the cereal box or what to do with cremains, one hardly knows what to write about. Remember that box tops and labels were also important in getting the decoder or some other bit of merchandise. I remember sitting in a very dark room trying to see atoms being "smashed" in my atomic ring (5 Shredded Ralston box tops and a quarter for shipping and handling [no stamps, please]). Guess it all depends on what's important. What is important today is a younger Bomber Babe whom I knew even back then is celebrating her 21st today. Which means she can sit at the big kids' table and drink adult beverages without having to use her genuine fake ID card. On that happy note, I'll tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Laura Dean KIRBY ('55). Hope you have a good one, youngster. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where ODOT is going to disrupt traffic between here and Silverton just before the Homer Davenport festives. Hopefully they will be done sooner rather than later. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Yes, Happy Birthday, Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) [on 7/27]; and yes, David DOUGLAS (also our class of '62), I had to laugh, go ahead and get the cheaper longer subscriptions. I liked calling our class something special, like titanium, but I didn't like having to spell it. I'm sitting at O'Hare airport as I have a 7 am flight out to Seattle. Well, there was no hassle when I went through security at a little after 2 am. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ somewhat sleepy in O'Hare airport, but soon I'll be enjoying the beauty of the Pacific NW, and the fun of being at my oldest niece's (of 2) wedding in Bellingham!! Actually it didn't reach the 90s in Hope, IN , which with the humidity gets pretty hot, and tonight was beautiful!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: A New Pastime I have always been a great one for people watchin - malls - airports - whatever, but today I surpassed all of that. I was downtown and it was about lunch time, so I stopped at Wendy's, got a "hot-n-juicy" and a small frosty, then drove down to "the Park", picked out a shady bench and started to enjoy my burger and watch the river. There were just a ton of people on the walking path - and all on their phones - then it occurred to me. These people aren't talking they are all playing (wait for it) POKEMON GO. This is the greatest sports event ever - they have no idea where they are, or where there going. who's on foot or who's on horseback. For people my age, and I know some of you are, this is great, no investment (well maybe the cold drink), quiet contemplative enjoyment for as long as you want, no emotional involvement and none of them will even be aware you are there. I highly recommend it or meditation - you can pick. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Happy birthday today to my long time friend and classmate, Perry MOORE ('63). We still share interests in cars and Harleys. -John CAMPBELL ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Jim HAMILTON's ('63) recount of youthful adventures in the cereal isle Sgt Preston of the Yukon liked both Quaker Puffed Wheat and Quaker Puffed Rice. As far as those wonderful things one could send away for with sufficient box tops. What drove me crazy was the "allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery". Aargh! Four to six weeks was an eternity for a kid. Why, by the time you finally got the wonderful contraption, summer would be half over. To this day, I still don't understand why anything would take that long to deliver, even in the '50s. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hello to 1966 Bombers going to our reunion [8/12-13] I would so appreciate an opportunity to car pool from Seattle to Richland for Wednesday [8/10] or Thursday [8/11] till Monday [8/16] or so. I love my Honda CIVIC; However an adventure leaves pass travel questionable. Of course I can & will contribute to gas, music etc. Thank you so much, -Cathy GEIER ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Randy REYNOLDS ~ Class of 2002 ~ 1984 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ken HEMINGER ('56), Earl BENNETT ('63) Donni CLARK ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dixie TROUT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt WAGNER ('06) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Pep Cereal pins When my late husband was a youngster, he ate enough Pep cereal to collect over 90 pins that are clipped to a Bowery-Gang type hat he received as a birthday gift. We've kept it all these years. Thoughts of this may bring memories to several Bombers. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) If you corrected decoded yesterday's message; I trust you drank your Ovaltine or ate your Puffed Grass. Sometimes is it best that we have grown up. What comes in a box of Cheerios these days is a rather poorly defined Star Wars robot that any child can swallow whole. All beside the point. That being that another Bomber Babe who had the audacity to graduate the same year I did is celebrating a Birthday today. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout is in store for Dixie TROUT ('54). Hope you will be at the "Big" birthday party this September. Fortunately for all, the ol' propeller beanie won't. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weekend is supposed to be cooler. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) post. Ahhhh... Yes... the Atomic Atom Smashing Ring... I had one as a kid and spent many an hour laying on the couch at night, It was my bed at the time, peering into it and watching the flashes of light generated in that ring. The ring looked like a missile and you had to remove the fins to peek into the rear lens to see the wonders going on inside. I don't recall how I came by it, but thought up till now it came in a box of Cracker Jacks. I know there was a lot of neat stuff back then that came in a Cracker Jack box. When I had mine it had to be in the early '40s. Anyway, I have often thought about it over the years wondering what it would be worth today if I still had it. I just did a quick search and found out it was a "Lone Ranger" Ring... How about that... Anyway, check this site. [Look for "1947 Lone Ranger Atomic Bomb Ring" - Maren] -Ken HEMINGER ('56) ~ Great Falls, MT with a nice 76 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re:our yute (?yoot?yout?) Woke up this morning with an unremovable ad jingle in my head: "When Calimyrna figs meet famous Smyrna figs, the combination that results is just the very best" complete with animated cartoon dancing figs. Quick search on-line brought up a promising website "Ad jingles you still remember," but you have to REGISTER to post a question. Can't for the life of me remember the product being touted = was it Fig Newtons? It also brings to mind the dried fruit tray I loved that we received every Christmas from Uncle Aldi in Seattle; I remember it as monstrous, larger than a large pizza, but childhood perspective is always suspect. Regards, ecb3 from humid central Virginia where we are supposed to get a break from the mid-90s to 100 of the past week, forecast high today at 88. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Cereal Wonders To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Loved your cereal tales, Jim. Am I forgetting these toys, I don't remember anything being in my cereal boxes, but then the only cereal I ever really liked was Rice Krispies. I remember looking for the toy in the Cracker Jack box and of course the funnies around our Bubble Gum. But more than that I couldn't wait each month for Mom to get the McCall's Magazine so I could find the Betsy McCall paper dolls to cut out. My Mother loved magazines and I had the Joy of reading them with her. Many Movie Magazines, like "Silver Screen" and "Photoplay" as well as "Good Housekeeping" "Family Circle", "Women's Day" just to name a few. I loved not only cutting out Paper dolls, but poems, recipes, pictures, and even some stories. Through the years I have tried to get rid of so much of what we saved... but still... I have some poems, and recipes or an old article turns up once in awhile that reminds me of my Mom, something good she made to eat, a dress she sewed, etc. We found so many treasures back then in simple things that stay in our hearts forever. That reminds me, I have more stacks of magazines to go through. Let's see Christmas ones, gardening ones, cooking ones, health ones, and the list goes on...... -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ in the Columbia Gorge where the weeds are worse than ever this year and I am working on them again! But it was a beautiful day today and last week spent some time at our "Bluegrass Festival" that I loved! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "free" stuff I must say that Jimbeaux HAMLTON ('63) pretty much covered the water front on the stuff that came in cereal boxes and what not... not much to be added, except my favorite things came in Post cereals... guns all kinds of guns... pistols and rifles... My very favorites tho were new Fords... they would provide every model for a given year... I would then scour the town for matching real cars... think maybe they only did it for '55 and '56, but I did enjoy it... now while Jimbeaux did admit to owning one or two of the items to this day, what he neglected to mention was "the box"... the box where I am pretty darned sure he has at least three of each item he mentioned in such pristine condition, even Gary BEHYMER ('64) would salivate... of course there is the original Hi-Spot membership card in much better condition that my original Social Security card... as I recall, that puppy turned to mush about my second week in vietnam... I do have a metal one I got in maybe Jr. High by sending away, but I'm not sure it would be honored today and I'm sure not gonna get in line to get a replacement issued... I will say the Sr. Picture of CMOORE ('65) lasted the entire tour... not sure why I carried it as she was Pierre REMILLARD's ('65) girl friend tho we all did go to Sr. Prom together... I took Nancy MIDDLETON ('67-RIP)... so anyway, if Jimbeaux ever presents you with a relic of old in like new condition, you can be fairly sure it came from the box... and now HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HUGHES ('56) on your special day, July 29, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Nancy FOSTER Bechard ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2016 *********************************************************** ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65 Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne MYERS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It would seem that the "Atomic Ring" was offered by many. As I recall, I got mine from either the Tom Mix radio show or the B-B Riders that replaced him following his death. They were both sponsored by Ralston Purina, makers of what are now known as Chex cereal. Let us not forget the decoding devices put forth by Captain Midnight or either Little Orphan Annie or Annie Rooney. The bulk of the messages to be decoded at the end of each days show were basically reminders to use or eat the sponsor's product. Were we exploited? Possibly. I remember a class picture from when I was in fourth grade; all of the boys were wearing Captain Midnight decoder badges. I don't think we ever used them to send "secret" messages to each other. Probably took too long to encode. I'm sure some one may come up with a picture of the decoder. And it would seem that neither they nor the "Atomic Ring" would have been found in a box of Cracker Jacks (too expensive even back then). Nope, these you had to send away for and wait 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. The US Mule was slow even back then. But you could send a letter across country for 3 cents and it would take 3 days to get there. When the Post Office raised the rate to a nickel, it took 5 days for the letter to arrive. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where work on the main highway between Silverton and Mount Angel is scheduled to start on August 1st and end on the 12th. Fortunately there are still backroads. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: yee ha I've mentioned this to him before, but the B-day Bomber doesn't recall it... dang... one of my fondest memories and nobody remembers it but me... In maybe the second or third grade, Nina JONES ('65), the b-day guy, and some other kids in the neighborhood used to play library (hadn't moved up to Dr. yet I guess)... we would go to either Nina's or his house and check out books... OK I agree, it doesn't sound real exciting in the telling but I remember it as being fun... maybe not as fun as the cement culvert Charlie NEVINS ('65) found behind Jason Lee full of nudist magazines but it was a start... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gregor HANSON ('65) on your special day, July 30, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) Re: '71 in '16 - 45 Year Reunion - August 19-21 The Col-Hi class of 1971 is holding our 45 year class reunion in 2 weeks, August 19-21. There will be a social at the Gaslight tavern starting at 5pm. The back room is reserved for this gathering. On Saturday the 20th there is a picnic at Leslie Groves park at the Gazebo near the horseshoe pits and the beach with the volleyball nets. A sign will be posted at the Gazebo. Cost for the picnic is $15/person. The class will provide everything (food, tableware) except beverages. You may want to bring chairs also. Picnic starts at 12 noon, with food being ready about 1pm and on. Please respond to my email if you plan to attend and have not already responded. -Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim OTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvee HUXOL ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Great crew Wow... two of 'em for me today... one guy I've met through his brother from the class of '66 and I am very glad that happened... another I met through some very strange circumstances and he ended up writing a "song" about me that he and many others used to "sing" when I would enter a room... ah what a tribute... I "knew" him from school with his blond DA and his pink 4 door '52/'53 Ford Sedan... seemed like a nice enuff guy... I guess he was friends with a guy who had previously gone with the girl I dated in 9th grade and part of my sophomore year... dunno... maybe he wasn't ready to call it off when they broke up... he grageated the year before I hit Col-Hi... so one day outa the blue I gotta call from some guy I don't know tellin' me he's commin' over to kick my ass "you f-ing Arapaho"... I tried to 'splane I was Apache but I don't think he really cared... a few minutes later this pink Ford did its best to roar up to my front door... the brakes screeched, the doors flew open and out jumped 6 guys... hadda been damned cramped in there... so what's a kid to do... I was up in my bedroom and I started yelling at the top of my lungs something like OK you poo poo faces here I come (I think the poo poo faces had some "F"s which were probably heard better than the poo poo)... I took the stairs of the F house in about two bounds and threw the screen door open like there was no tomorrow... the 6 guys freaked... jumped back in the car and "sped" away ("sped?" looks funny)... never saw the older kid again and have no clue who the others were, 'cept the kid with the blond DA... from then on he and I were best buds (not as good as him and Mills ('64) and after that when I would walk into a room everyone would bang their hands on the table in the Hamms Beer style and sing: "I'm a friend of David Rivers... Rivers"... in case you have forgotten the tune I'll include it with this post... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Mike JENNINGS ('64-RIP) your special day, July 31, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2016 ~ August, 2016